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Norman B. Leventhal Map Center

The Norman B. Leventhal Map Center (NBL Map Center) at the Boston Public Library (BPL) was created in 2004 in an unusual public-private agreement between the BPL and map collector-philanthropist Norman Leventhal.

This partnership has enabled us to create public access to the 200,000 maps and 5,000 atlases in the Library's collection. Mr. Leventhal envisioned that these extraordinary cartographic riches would be the foundation of educational programs for students of all ages. In support of thi...



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by Ortelius, Abraham, 1527-1598; Diesth, Aegid. Coppenius (Aegidius Coppenius); Llwyd, Humphrey, 1527-1568. Mona druidum insula
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Catalogus auctorum includes 92 names. Epigram on t.p. verso has 16 lines
Topics: Atlases, Dutch, Geography
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by Freytag, Gustav, 1852-1938; Freytag, Berndt und Artaria
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1526.1893
Source: folio
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by Andree, Richard, 1835-1912
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Index to Andrees allgemeiner handatlas
Topics: Atlases, Indexes
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Index has title page: Alphabetishches namenverzeichnis zur neunten, von grund aus neubearbeiteten und neugestochenen auflage von Stielers hand-atlas
Topics: Atlases, Atlases, German
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by George Philip & Son; Edinburgh Geographical Institute
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Source: folio
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Topics: Historical geography, Economic geography
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by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; Pirckheimer, Willibald, 1470-1530; Regiomontanus, Joannes, 1436-1476; John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Imprint from colophon (Q8 recto); most copies have the misprint "Argentoragi"
Topics: D'Angelo, Jacopo, Geography
Source: folio
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by Blaeu, Willem Janszoon, 1571-1638; Blaeu, Joan, 1596-1673
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Seconde partie. Dated 1650
Topic: Atlases, Dutch
Source: folio
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 10.4.1890
Topic: Atlases, British
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by Vogel, Karl, 1828-1897
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by Ptolemy, 2nd cent; D'Angelo, Jacopo; Silvani, Bernardo; John Boyd Thacher Collection (Library of Congress) DLC
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Imprint from colophon
Topic: Geography
Source: folio
Pages [1]-76a of text, in German, Italian, French, English, and Spanish, numbered in duplicate
Topics: Catholic Church, Catholic Church, Ecclesiastical geography
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by Society for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts (Great Britain)
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Includes index
Topics: Missions, Ecclesiastical geography
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1994.S5.C2.1906
Topics: Catholic Church, Missions
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Below imprint: Cum privilegio
Topics: Hydrographic surveying, Nautical charts
Source: folio
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography
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Source: folio
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by Gomme, George Laurence, 1853-1916; Stanford, Edward, 1827-1904
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1265.3.1911
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by Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594; Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612; Jansson, Jan, 1588-1664; Keere, Pieter van den, 1571-ca. 1646; Goos, Abraham
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Topic: Atlases, Dutch
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Source: folio
At head of title: The handy book with the big maps
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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"A brief survey of the coinages of Asia, by J. Allan": p. 97-128
Topic: Coinage
Topic: Commercial geography
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by Times Publishing Company (London, England); George Philip & Son
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Mercator, Gerhard, 1512-1594; Hondius, Jodocus, 1563-1612; Saltonstall, Wye, fl. 1630-1640; Cotes, Thomas, d. 1641; Sparke, Michael, d. 1645; Cartwright, Samuel, d. 1650
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Folded plate of New England signed "Simon Passeus sculpsit" and with imprint "London printed by Iames Reeue
Topics: Atlases, Dutch, Political geography
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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by Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887; Ticknor, William Davis, 1810-1864
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Engraved t.p
Topics: Atlases, World maps
Date estimated from other publications advertised
Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
Espenhorst, J. Petermann's planet
Topic: Historical geography
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by Butler, Samuel, 1774-1839; Hall, Sidney; Weller, Edward, d. 1884, engraver; Longmans, Green, and Co; Spottiswoode & Co
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Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Frye, Alex Everett, 1859-1936; Davis, William Morris, 1850-1934. New England States
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Atlas published 1896. Supplement published 1897
Topic: Geography
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Source: folio
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Topic: Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Smith, George Adam, 1856-1942; Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 992.S5.1915
Topics: Bible, Bible
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by Shanghai Yuan Dong di li xue hui; Dingle, Edwin John; Fruin, Harold John
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Source: folio
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by Frye, Alex Everett, 1859-1936; Scudder, Myron T. (Myron Tracy), 1860-1935. New York
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Edition statement on front cover
Topic: Geography
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by Long, George, 1800-1879, ed; Hughes, William, 1817-1876; Sherman, G. E; Sheldon & Company (New York, N.Y.); Blanchard & Lea; Henry Seibert & Bros
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Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography, Historical geography
Source: folio
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by Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge (Great Britain). General Literature Committee; Clark, Samuel; Grove, George, 1820-1900
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Plate II bound facing p. 16
Topics: Bible, Geography, Ancient
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by Rhys, Ernest, 1859-1946; Richard Clay and Sons; E.P. Dutton (Firm); J. M. Dent & Co
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Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient
Source: folio
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Brooke, G. C. (George Cyril), 1884-
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"A brief survey of the coinage of Africa and Australasia from the earliest times to the present day; by G.C. Brooke": p. 67-92
Topic: Coinage
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by Bradford, T. G. (Thomas Gamaliel), 1802-1887; American Stationers' Company
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Topic: Atlases
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Roth, Bernard, 1852-1915
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1976.B2.1923A
Topics: Literary landmarks, Coinage
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by Darbishire, Bernard Vernon
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Includes "notes on the maps" on inside of covers
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Hughes, William, 1817-1876; Long, George, 1800-1879
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Topics: Classical geography, Geography, Ancient, Historical geography
Source: folio
Engraved title page
Topics: Atlases, Ocean, Nautical charts
Source: folio
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by Hughes, William, 1817-1876; Adam and Charles Black (Firm)
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by Kneass, William, 1780-1840; Davies, Benjamin; Johnson & Warner
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Without title page
Topics: Atlases, Geography
Source: folio
Includes index and advertisements
Topic: Roads
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by Ginn and Company; Johnston, Alexander Keith, 1804-1871. School and college atlas of ancient geography; W. & A.K. Johnston Limited
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Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography, Classical geography in literature, Historical geography
Source: folio
Includes index
Topic: Missions
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by Spruner von Merz, Karl, 1803-1892
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Each volume has special title page (volume 1 in Latin)
Topic: Historical geography
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Includes index
Topic: Geography
Source: folio
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by Bartholomew, J. G. (John George), 1860-1920; Thomas Nelson & Sons
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Includes index
Topic: Atlases
Source: folio
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by Walker, Eric A. (Eric Anderson), 1886-1976
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 988.W2.1922
Signatures: [*]¹A-C². 12 p. text with index
Topics: Charts, diagrams, etc, Nautical charts, Pilot guides
Source: folio
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by John Murray (Firm)
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Map in pocket
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Maps engraved by Philippe Galle
Topic: Atlases, Dutch
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by Gross, Alexander, 1879-1958
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Boston Public Library copy previously under call number: Atlas 1200.6.M5.1917
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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by Labberton, Robert H. (Robert Henlopen), 1812-1898
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Versos of the maps, containing text, are included in paging
Topic: Historical geography
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by Lobeck, Tobias; Lotter, Tobias Conrad, 1717-1777; Wagner, Joh. Mich. (Johann Michael), d. 1821; Eichler, Gottfried, 1715-1770
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Date of imprint suggested by Phillips
Topics: Geography, Atlases, German
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by Spruner von Merz, Karl, 1803-1892; Menke, Th. (Theodor), 1819-1892, ed; Justus Perthes (Firm : Gotha, Germany)
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Originally published in 1850 as the first part of Spruner's historisch-geographischer hand-atlas, issued in 3 parts, 1846-51. (2d edition, 1854-55)
Topics: Geography, Ancient, Classical geography